Deepbody boarfish (Antigonia capros)

Photo Credit: NOAA

Description: Often found living in schools, deepbody boarfish are a common member of moderate depth reef communities. Although the largest specimen ever weighed was under half a pound, these fish still support a small commercial fishery and are frequently caught by recreational anglers. Fossil evidence shows that these fish have been in our oceans for at least 40 million years.

Geographic Distribution

Figure 1: Relative probability of occurrence of Deepbody boarfish (Antigonia capros) based on computer generated distribution maps. Data source: Aquamaps

Depth Profile

Figure 2: Approximate depth range of Deepbody boarfish (black box). Slope of seafloor is a generalized representation of the Gulf of Mexico shelf and outer continental shelf.